This is a document file listing the changes in Zangband (compared to the
standard Angband 2.8.1.) No long explanations, just a list. See code for
details. In reversed chronological order (more or less):
-Fixed two bugs in the pet spellcasting AI.
-Maximize mode, preserve mode, and the autoroller are now specified in
-The number of spellpoints gained by casting 'Omnicide' is now resticted
to twice your maximum spellpoints.
-'Teleport level' scrolls and spells won't have any effect on quest-levels
if the 'no upstairs' ironman mode is active.
-Orc and Troll pits will no longer contain undead trolls or orcs.
-The DOS version now uses BMP files instead of the patented GIF
-Fixed a graphics glitch with beam spells and permanent walls.
-Fixed an inaccessible area in one of the vaults.
-Added Greg Wooledge's fix for a compilation problem on various Linux
-The "laser eye" mutation will now properly anger pets and friendly
-Fixed a bug in the "research monster" building command.
-The time-command now displays the turn number.
-The level-teleport from the pattern is now restricted to downward in
ironman mode, but allows to get down to the bottom of the dungeon if
you already finished off the Serpent.
-Lit arena levels no longer reveal the whole level and the objects.
The following changes are mainly by Prfnoff and Eric Bock:
-Added a new Ironman option to always generate "arena" levels.
-Added a new startup option that controls terrain streamer generation.
-Added two new "munchkin" startup options: one allows Mindcrafters to get
Dimension Door, and another turns the death save off (in a way).
Both prevent scoring and are displayed on character dumps.
-Added a new Ironman option to always generate very unusual rooms.
-Fiddled a little with the TY_CURSE code (to prevent paralyze/Cyberdemon
as result of certain things).
-Added Eric Bock's wizard allocation patch.
-Adapted Eric Bock's player centering scroll patch.
-The Windows version will now try to create missing directories. (Eric Bock)
-*Really* fixed the bug that could cause crashs when finishing a random
-Several changes to the 'Old Castle' quest. Replaced the "unknown grids"
with normal floor. Fixed a bug that placed Mother Hydra instead of
Death Knights. The reward is now correctly placed in front of the inn.
You will now fail the quest when leaving without completing it first.
-Fixed a bug that caused beam spells to do double damage at the end of
-The casino will throw you out if you don't have money.
-Fixed a glitch in the description of the snotlings.
-Splitted up the cave generation source code.
-Fixed a bug that could cause crashs when finishing a random quest.
-Added a new quest and 3 new artifacts by Shayne Steele.
-Added a new quest by John I'anson-Holton.
-Added Mark Kvale's labyrinth rooms.
-The Alter (+) command will close an open door, as the documentation
says it does.
-The monster memory will now record the lack of attacks of some monsters.
-Fixed some small bugs in the documentation.
-Fixed some bugs that prevented display of the correct message when
failing some of the quests.
-The quest stairs will no longer be placed on objects.
-Disintegration spells will no longer affect grass and dirt and
disintegrated trees will leave behind a patch of grass.
-Cleaned up the handling of non-living monsters.
-Monsters detected by magic are now correctly marked as seen in the
-Rewards for killing uniques are no longer depending on the "speaking
-Fixed several small bugs in the monster definitions.
-Fixed a bug that prevented the proper assignment of the Water Cave quest.
-Fixed a bug in the distribution of charges for thrown wands and rods.
-Fixed a bug that prevented Eldritch Horrors detected by telepathy or
magic from blasting your sanity.
-Secret doors the player reveals are sometimes locked or jammed.
-Doubled the maximum number of objects and monsters per level.
-The spell list now uses colors.
-The savefile loading code now always shows the correct version number.
-Fixed a compilation problem in the X11 module when compiling with graphics
-Fixed a compilation problem on Solaris and SGI machines.
-Recharging wands, staffs, and rods is now easier and more powerful.
-Fixed a bug that could crash the game when recharging wands or staves
with many charges.
-Fixed a bug that created overcharged wands when purchasing wands from
-The black market will now often carry stacks of wands, rods, and staves.
-Fixed a bug in trump magic's Mind Blast spell that could crash the game.
-Fixed a bug in the pricing of the recharge services for staves.
-The Windows version will now prevent saving and exiting the game while
reading a scroll to stop certain abuses.
-Spells that ask for a direction or an item to apply the spell to, can
now be canceled without losing a turn or mana.
-Fixed a bug in Z 2.2.5c that lowered the hitpoints of many monsters.
-Fixed two small bugs in the vaults.
-Blue horrors will now appear near the location of the killed Pink horror.
-Fixed a bug that prevented locked doors from detection with spells.
-Fixed a compilation problem in main-gcu.c for curses versions support
-Fixed a bug that allowed stacked staves to be overcharged in the tower
-Fixed some bugs in the new vaults.
-Fixed a bug that messed up the order of quests in the town Telmora.
-Fixed a bug that allowed Farmer Maggot's dogs to speak when dying and
to be wanted for crimes.
-Fixed a bug in the definition of the 16x16 tile for angels.
-Compiled the DOS version with the up-to-date version of Allegro 3.11.
This should improve compatibility with various sound- and graphic-cards.
-The Windows version no longer requires the ZAngband.ini file to be
-Added an experimental terminal window option to show a player-centered
overhead view of the dungeon.
-Quest monsters that have been teleported away by destruction spells
will now be healed.
-Fixed a bug that caused the game to hang when entering some of the shops.
-Fixed a typo in "melee2.c" that influenced speaking uniques.
-The buildings in the "lite" town are not correctly initialized.
-Long rumors (more than 80 characters) will no longer cause error
-Bug in the price calculation of wands fixed.
-Changed the windows resizing in the Windows version a bit.
-Added an option to unify the item commands like "zap a rod", "use a
staff", "eat food", "aim a wand", ... into a "use object" command.
-Bloodletters of Khorne drop Blades of Chaos less often.
-Randomized the parameters for dungeon creation to produce more
different dungeon layouts.
-Character dumps will now include the inventories of all homes.
-Empty slots in homes and the player inventory are no longer displayed
in the character dumps and spaces are stripped from the line endings.
-Added Eric Bock's unbiased RNG as an startup-option.
-Added a modified version of Matt Graham's speaking uniques patch.
The lines for every speaking unique are now user-defineable for the
fearful, friendly and normal monsters and the death of the monster.
-Added lines for Farmer Maggots dogs.
-Farmer Maggot, Martti Ihrasaari, and Fundin Bluecloak are now friendly,
but will fight back if attacked (or aggravated).
-The Shadow Cloak of Luthien now provides light- and dark-resistance.
-The confusion resistance granted by chaos resistance is now displayed.
-Telekinetic powers no longer work on items in vaults.
-Several small changes to the "City beneath the sea" quest.
-Various quest related bugs have been fixed.
-Changed the autoroller to the Angband 2.8.3 layout.
-Pets will not try to shoot spells through the player.
-Two bugs in the easy_pickup option fixed. The correct message will be
displayed when picking up an object from a stack including money.
Switching between inventory and equipment lists when selecting an
object will now correctly update the display.
-Fixed a bug that displayed the quest-completed message again
when killing summoned monsters in an already completed fixed quest.
-The descriptions for the lightning ball (radius 3) and the
balance dragon scale mail activation are now correctly displayed.
-Fixed a bug that caused the wilderness to be reinitialized when leaving
a building even if not necessary.
-Fixed a bug with the monster-tracking of some spells.
-Fixed a typo and a wrong terrain feature in the "Logrus Master" quest.
-Fixed a small error in the character history of vampires.
-Fixed several bugs in the research monster building command.
-Monster recall no longer shows the "You feel an intense desire to
kill this monster." message if you have not met the creature yet.
-Added Keldon Jones' new main-gcu files with support for multiple windows,
color redefinition and special character support.
Thanks to Topi Ylinen for the following changes:
-Many monsters have been tweaked a bit (mainly rebalancing hitpoints).
-Potions of Healing and *Healing* are now more common on the deeper levels.
-Two new quests added.
-New quest-failed texts for several quests.
-The 8x8 tiles have been slightly edited and various errors in the tile
definitions have been fixed.
-The command to dump the "Knowledge menu" lists into a file (with 'f'
or 'F') is available again.
The following changes are taken from Leon Marick's OAngband:
-Added the enhanced wand and rod stacking.
-Confused monsters cannot steal items.
-Most fixed quests will now be marked as failed if you leave before
completing your goal.
-Changed the "Druid's Shop" quest to a "Logrus Master" quest.
-Added 33 new vaults designed by Chris Weisiger.
-Chests produce less gold and more items; all chest items are at least
"good" (like in GWAngband).
-Increased the randomness of long-range teleport effects to decrease the
frequency of consecutive teleports "bouncing" the player between two or
three different spots (also from GWAngband).
-Golems have now a penality to dexterity (-2).
-Mindcrafters no longer get the 'dimension door' power.
-Toned down The Katana of Groo and Stormbringer.
-Toned down the number of extra attacks on random artifacts.
-The quests from the magic towers are now only available for members
of the towers realm.
-Added a note about the startup-options to the prompts at birth.
-Fixed a bug that could crash the game when making strange offers while
-Corrected the damage calculation for slays and brands in the weaponsmaster.
-Fixed a bug in the Amberites 'shadow shifting' ability while in quests.
-Fixed a bug that could turn monster hitpoints negative when draining
charges from magical items.
-Monsters attacked by other monsters will now always wake up.
-Fixed a typo in the description of 'Cthugha, the Living Flame'.
-Added a patch by Julian Lighton, that changes the way effects like
Mind Wave interact with special critters like Pink Horrors and
Warriors of the Dawn.
-Changed the Windows port to support easier resizing of the windows
and display of scores. Also removed the Abort menu item.
-Added a modified 'main-x11.c' file by Denis Eropkin.
-The wall creation spells like "Wall of Stone" no longer create a
wall directly on the player.
-Corrected the pluralization of some monsters.
-Added an updated short building documentation and a new rumor file
with many new and changed rumors (thanks to Juergen Neitzel).
The total number of rumors is now 613.
-Fixed a bug that caused food to become invisible after switching from
the 8x8 tiles to ASCII mode.
-Fixed a bug in the loading of magic realm specific pref-files.
Macros and other preferences in files with the names "Life.prf",
"Sorcery.prf", "Nature.prf", "Chaos.prf", "Death.prf", "Trump.prf",
and "Arcane.prf" are now automatically loaded for magic users with
-Fixed a small memory leak in the research monster option.
-Fixed a bug in the chaos realm spell "Meteor swarm".
-ZAngband will no longer try to place Sea-Trolls in troll pits.
-Corrected hitpoints of lesser krakens and Yig, Father of Serpents.
-Friendly monsters will no longer be wanted for crimes.
-Undead players races will start the game at midnight.
-Fixed a bug in the weaponsmaster that could cause the inventory to
-Worked around a bug in the optimizer of the Windows MS VC compiler
that caused all entries in the list of racial powers and mutations
to be labeled with "a)".
-Fixed a bug that allowed the player to gain full knowledge
about all monsters.
-Kamikaze yeeks and Leprechaun fanatics are now fearless.
-Fixed a bug in the "polymorph self" routine that could cause
-Restored the 'Hellfire' spell to it's former glory. Evil monsters
take extra damage, all others normal damage.
-Fixed a bug that allowed the player to fire anything with a bow
that is too heavy to wield comfortably.
-Fixed a bug that could place the player inside rubble after recalling
down into the dungeon.
-The algorithm for the selection of random quest monsters is now
less likely to choose an easy monster, especially on the deeper levels.
-Prevented savefile-scumming of the casino.
-Fixed a bug that sometimes caused monsters in quests to share the same
position with the player.
-Fixed a bug that allowed up-stairs to be created in the 'no climbing up'
mode on quest-levels.
-Fixed the palette of the 16x16.bmp for the Windows version.
-Fixed the 16x16 tiles for 'Wolf, Farmer Maggot's dog' and the
-Fixed a bug in the vanilla_town option that could cause the player
to be trapped in permanent walls.
-Improved the initialization- and game-speed and reduced memory requirements.
-Added a menu for startup options (press '=' at character generation to
-Added a 'vanilla town' startup-option, that disables the wilderness,
buildings and quests (but you can still use the random quests).
-Added several 'ironman' startup-options, like 'all stores closed',
'no climbing upwards', 'always small levels', and 'always autoscum'.
-Added a menu for 'pet commands' (press 'p' to access it). You can
call them to you, send them out to kill monsters, dismiss them, and
allow/dissallow opening of door and picking up items. Your pets will
drop all picked up items when you disallow them to pick up anything.
-Greatly lowered the fail-rates of the trump spells.
-Trump summoning spells will now only summon hostile monsters if the
-Rangers start now with a short-bow, a dagger and some arrows instead
of the broad-sword.
-High-mages will now start with a wand of magic missile.
-Changed the monster AI to allow monster groups to surround the player
in arena levels and in the wilderness.
-Completely changed the item enchantment and recharge services of
the buildings and adjusted the prices.
-You can now also enchant bolts and shots in the Rangers guild.
-Changed the Weaponsmaster to display the weapon-damage including the
players bonus to damage.
-Random quest monsters may now appear in groups or with escorts.
-Changed the creation of trees in the dungeon to a more reasonable layout.
-Added a new room type with four pillars.
-Lowered the odds of ammunition breaking when thrown/fired.
-Changed the display of racial powers and mutations to show fail rates.
-Adjusted the 'shriek' mutation.
-Changed the 'Hellfire' spell. Now it hurts Good, Evil resist,
and others take normal damage.
-Fixed a bug in the mindcrafter 'psychometry' spell that could cause crashes.
-Fixed a bug in the rumors code that produced *strange* rumors.
-You no longer receive "The sun has risen/fallen" messages when in a quest.
-The 'Living Trump' spell now correctly gives 'random teleportation'
or the 'teleport control' ability.
-Golems, skeletons, zombies, vampires and spectres no longer get food
rations at character birth. Vampires no longer get scrolls of light.
-Fixed a bug that messed up quest-descriptions with single quotes
in the text.
-The 'banish evil' mutation no longer affects quest monsters or uniques.
-'Swordsman' will now be correctly pluralized.
-The 'Eric's Stronghold' quest in the 'lite' town is rewarded correctly.
-A bug that caused *strange* problems when the sound of the DOS version
was enabled was "fixed" by disabling MOD-file support.
-Fixed a bug in the initialization of realm dependent buildings.
-Added a bunch of new 16x16 tiles by Adam Bolt.
-Updated the ZAngband FAQ and the documentation a bit.
-The following bugfixes and patches are taken from Tim Baker's ZAngbandTk:
-Added the 'easy floor' option. You can now select an item from a stack
on the floor by browsing a list.
-Fixed a bug that prevented the player from entering a new wilderness
area if the target grid was lava or water.
-The monster-health bar is now correctly updated.
-The 'Cowardice' mutation is now correctly handled.
-Animal pack monsters will now flee correctly if afraid.
-Fixed a bug that could cause the mindcrafters spell-points to go
below zero if a failed spell caused a mana-storm.
-Friendly monsters and pets are now a bit more careful in the
selection of targets for distance attacks.
-Monsters falling asleep from an psi-attack are now correctly noted.
-Escaping from an earthquake works now correctly.
-Monsters that are embedded in rock after an earthquake are now killed.
-Snaga sappers will now explode when killed.
-Having mutations will now slow down hitpoint regeneration and reduce
the hitpoints healed from draining monsters with a vampiric weapon.
Beastman are affected less by this effect.
-The door creation spell no longer creates a door directly on the player.
-Added many new rumors by Juergen Neitzel.
-Fixed the display of the life rating.
-Fixed the wilderness mode prompt.
-ZAngband now removes the '.lok' file when quiting at character
generation on systems where VERIFY_SAVEFILE is defined.
-Removed the space after Thorondor's name in r_info.txt.
-Beholders are now worth less experience than the undead beholders.
-Really fixed the bug in the 'Eric's Stronghold' quest.
-Fixed the articles of the new armors.
-The 'Assault on Montsalvat' quest is now only available to
Paladins of Death.
-Fixed two bugs in the monster polymorph code.
-Changed the prompt when quitting (commiting suicide).
-Changed the behaviour of the automatic trap disarming. Traps that
can't affect you are now ignored.
-Disintegration spells no longer affect water or lava.
-Fixed a bug in the artifact activation code that prevented
artifact dragon scale mails from activating correctly.
-Scrolls of artifact creation no longer affect dragon scale mails.
-Splitted up the source code into smaller files.
-The chaos tower can now remove mutations.
-Fixed a bug in the layout of the M$ quest.
-Fixed a bug that made pack animal fearless.
-Fixed a bug that could hang the game in mountain areas.
-Fixed several spelling errors.
-Fixed a bug that prevented already killed uniques from being revived
for a quest.
-Fixed a bug that allowed normal sized levels to be created when the
'always create small dungeon-levels' option is active.
-Fixed a bug that caused monsters to cast spells at the player
even if they can't hit the player with the spell.
-Fixed several bugs in the M$ quest.
-Fixed a bug in the 'Eric's Stronghold' quest.
-Fixed a bug in the R'Lyeh quest.
-Fixed a bug that allowed monsters that can 'destroy weaker monsters'
to destroy quest monsters.
-Fixed a bug that caused the extra attacks from mutations to sometimes
"kill" an already dead monster.
-Changed the vampiric mutation to act like the racial activation.
-The mindcrafter 'psychometry' spell now can pseudo-id already sensed items.
-Added Jesse Jones' updated main-mac.c file (used for the Mac versions)
with improved handling of multiple monitors, arg_graphics is saved
with the preferences, and a much more attractive alert window.
-Fixed a bug that could crash the game when entering any area
around the town 'Angwil'.
-Fixed the 'wilderness mode' prompt.
-Allowed the dropping of items and running in forests.
-Pressing ESCAPE at the prompt for your bet in the gambling
house works now correctly.
-Fixed a graphics glitch with beam spells and permanent walls.
-'Word of recall' works now also outside of the towns.
-Golems, Zombies, Vampires, ... no longer can get food in the inns.
-You have now to pay for rumors in the inn.
-Dworkin Barimen has now a chance to drop the Jewel of Judgement.
-You can no longer kick aquatic monsters in the ankle.
-Removed a duplicated 'You have completed your quest!' when
summoning and killing a monster in an already completed quest.
-Killing monsters with the explosion of a thrown potion gives now
-Fixed the 'You see (nothing).' message that can appear in an obscure
constellation involving a skeleton quaffing a potion of detonation.
-Set the default state of the first two terminal windows to
'Display messages' and 'Display inven/equip'.
-Set the default state for the list and look commands to expanded mode.
-'Trap Creation' only affects floor grids now.
-Added 4 new quests designed by Topi Ylinen.
-Added 5 new quests designed by Jeff Coleburn.
-Changed some other quests slightly.
-Added the Rod of Pesticide (fast charging, activates for a low damage
-Changed the behavior of earthquake/destruction spells in quests.
In random quests these spells try to teleport away quest monsters,
before the area caves in, in predefined quests these spells do
-Changed the (Mass-)Genocide spells to prevent them from working in
-Fixed the pluralization of various monster names.
-Bloodletters of Khorne may now drop magical blades of chaos.
-Added a draft of the new ZAngband-FAQ.
-Various other bugfixes.
-Changed the scores file back to the old pre-2.2.0 file-format, Score-files
from version 2.2.0 won't work! The installation will overwrite the
'lib/apex/scores.raw' file by default, so if you want to keep your
old scores file then make a backup before installing.
-Added friendly monsters.
-Added a 'no wilderness' mode for slower systems. The mode can be selected
when starting a new character and when importing a 2.1.1c or older
savefile. A special town with quests and buildings has been added for
-Bloodletters of Khorne drop now a Blade of Chaos when killed.
-Pink horrors split into two Blue Horrors when killed.
-Allowed easy addition of new monsters to r_info.txt.
-Various optimizations to improve game speed.
-Added a cold aura to some monsters.
-Added an option to switch on 'hard quests' on character birth and when
importing old savefiles.
-Fixed a bug in the 'Reset Recall' spell.
-Fixed problems with the 'Vault' quest.
-Added a home to the town Telmora.
-Changed the 'look' command to ignore boring terrains.
-Changed the damage when walking over shallow lava.
-Fixed a bug that allowed creation of townspeople in the dungeon.
-Changed the behaviour of the 'magic mapping' spell.
-Fixed a bug that allowed monsters to ignore 'glyphs of warding' and
-Fixed bugs in the 'absorb light' mutation.
-Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the creation of 'connected stairs'
and caused lookups when killing the last quest-monster.
-Fixed a bug that hangs the game when displaying the contents of your
houses after quitting or dying.
-Various changes in the monster definitions.
-Fixed the k_info.txt entry of the Trifurcate Spear.
-Removed some disturbing messages.
-'Detect treasure' no longer detects monsters represented with an '*'.
-Prevented the use of 'Alter Reality' in quests.
-Changed the description of ~ in the 'identify symbol' command.
-Changed some of the 8x8 tiles.
-Hagen has now a high chance to drop his spear.
-Fixed the 'cursed items as quest rewards' bug.
-Added 279 new monsters and the corresponding 8x8 sized tiles designed and
drawed by Topi Ylinen.
-Added 46 new items (weapons, armor, and ammo) designed by John Duffin and
Leigh Silas Hanrihan.
-Added exploding, aquatic, swimming, and flying monsters.
-Added new monster melee attacks (time, explode, and disease).
-Added Ken Wigles KAngband style town, quests and terrains.
-Changed quest system to allow more flexibility and multi-level quests.
-Added big wilderness outside the towns with a modified fractal terrain
generator from KAmband.
-New initialization code for quests, towns, buildings and wilderness.
-Removed the 64 kByte limits for monsters, items, artifacts, and vaults.
-Moved the definition of the limits for the number of monsters, items,
vaults, ... to an external data-file.
-Added Keldon Jones patch to allow automatic recreation of the raw-files.
-Added "equippy chars" in the inventory, equipment list and in shops.
-Fixed the definitions of the new tiles for the Half-Ogres and Dark-Elfes.
-Added support for the S-Lang scripting language, based on Scott Bigham's
-Added Greg Wooledge's patch that adds the "flag grid" to Zangband
char dumps and shows immunities in the "flag grid".
-The Windows version no longer requires "LibPath" to be set correctly.
This allows installation in any directory without changes to the ini-file.
-Allowed random selection of race, class, realms, ... at character birth
with the * key.
-Added the Easy-Patch by Tim Baker and changed it to be an option.
-Added 52 new mutations created by Jeff Duprey.
-Changed the pet AI to make the pets more useful.
-Added new sound-events.
-Only uniques will now resist disintegration effects.
-Warrior-Mages can now choose Sorcery.
-Many other changes and bugfixes.
-Fixed the 16x16 tile for hobbit characters. A beer mug is fitting for
a hobbit, but it was still a bug. ;-)
-Fixed another bug in the creation of quest levels.
-Allowed all characters created in pre 2.1.1 versions of ZAngband to
choose the number of quests when loading the savegame. You may have to
leave and reenter the current level, if it's a quest level.
-Only Uniques will now resist disintegration effects.
-The last questmonster now drops all carried items, the normal monster
drop and one reward item when you finish the quest.
-Reward drops are no longer added to the monster knowledge.
-Fixed the problem with the transparent color of the 8x8 bitmap.
-Quest message pluralization fixed (again).
-No more extremely out of depth quests for new characters.
-Disintegration spells like "Fist of force" can destroy walls.
-Reflection works now.
-Corrected the new tiles for spirit naga, angel, and blue jellies.
-Paralysis attacks on a paralyzed player always do at least one hp of
damage. This should prevent "infinite paralysis" from floating eyes.
-Fixed some bugs in the autosaving code.
-Fixed a bug in the monster-AI code.
-Added circular rooms from Dag Arneson Ying-YAngband.
-Fixed a bug that allowed the creation of artifact-arrows, -bolts,
and -shots with scrolls of artifact creation.
-Adam Bolt's tiles are now finished and every monster/object/spell effect
has a tile.
-Another bug in the quest code fixed.
-Quest messages are now correctly pluralized.
-The roguelike commands to show game time (the ' key) and to activate the
racial power/mutation (the O key) work now.
-Benny S. Hofmann's patch to the windows version allows switching between
ASCII, old tiles and Adam Bolt's tiles.
-Toned down the TY-curse a bit.
ZAngband 2.1.1 beta 2
-Updated Adam Bolt's terrain tiles again.
-Implemented the item flavoring code from Angband 2.8.3.
-Fixed a bug in the macro-creation.
-Fixed a bug creation of the quest levels.
ZAngband 2.1.1 beta 1
-Updated Adam Bolt's terrain tiles.
-Mindcrafter powers are correctly displayed in the spell-list window
and don't crash the game anymore.
-Fixed a bug in the random activations of the mutations, the effects
appear less often now.
-The main-win.c file is now ready for compiling with Adam Bolt's new tiles.
Just define "USE_AB_TILES" and compile it. The windows version also
supports transparency and the "double-step bug" is fixed.
-Added a sound-event for the "Hitpoint Warning".
-Pets will no longer pick up/destroy items.
-Implemented Greg Harvey's patch that adds the macro code from 2.8.3.
-Added Heino Vander Sanden's QAngband quest code with big help from
-Fixed some bugs with the new bookstore and the store maintainance and
owner shuffling works for the bookstore.
-Fixed the problem with compiling the main.c file on Unix/Linux systems.
-Silas Dunsmore's cumulative light radius patch added.
Any object in your equipment that has the 'glow' flag will extend your
lit-area radius by 1, up to a maximum of 5. The normal light-source
objects still work the same, but glowing artifacts and helms of light
are actually useful.
-Added a bookstore to the town to free up space in the magic shop.
-Fixed problems with the Summon Demon (Chaos), Raise Death (Death),
Phantasmal Servant (Trump), Mindwave, and Adrenaline (Mindcraft) spells
on systems without mathematical coprocessor.
-Chaos Warriors are no longer hurt (or killed) by the "strain of casting
(Mass) Genocide" when the chaos patron casts the Genocide spell ("Let me
relieve thee of thine oppressors!").
-Fixed a bug with the sound-effects, the correct effects will be played
-Added new sound-events for buying and selling in stores.
-Added support for Adam Bolt's new tile-graphics, transparency- and
lighting-effects, MOD-, and S3M-files to the DOS version.
Adam Bolt's tiles for ZAngband are not yet finished, most of the ZAngband
specific monsters are displayed with other tiles or with ASCII-characters.
The special DOS options can be accessed by pressing ! while playing.
-Command (in powers menu) to dismiss all pets (costs no mana, takes a turn)
-Alberich has lost his "deadly touch"
-Hilarious new nonsensical rumours courtesy of altavista translation service
-A "pit" variant of the "symbol clone nest"
-James Lockwood's store-auto*id* and examine patch
-Patches from Silas Dunsmore, lots of little fixes
-Teleporting monsters have to pass a skill test to follow you
-"Blessed" weapons are likely to resist cursing by monsters
-Heavy cursing less likely; scrolls of *Remove curse* for sale in the temple
TODO (features/ideas/bugfixes that have not yet been implemented):
* Game difficulty levels (point-based / simple to impossible?)
* Your own inscriptions should not be junked if an item becomes cursed
* Potential bug: exploding unmakers crash / hang the game?
* Maybe weapons of slay xxx should glow if xxx is nearby? (option)
* Bug? Eldritch horrors seen first via ESP don't blast your sanity?
* Disintegration balls can explode out-of-bounds?
* Add oriental melee weapons for monks (nunchaku, bo stick etc.)
* Smashed potions should also affect the player (if withing range)
* Perhaps add Silas Dunsmore's cumulative light radius patch
-Version handling for save files, pre-210 save files loaded as 206 save files
* Svga is the default; '-mibm' for no graphics, '-mibm -g' for font graphics
-The Dos version can run in 3 modes: SVGA graphics, font graphics, text only
-Lots of extra tests added to generate.c to avoid infinite loops
-Special feelings caused by other than artifacts should be less common now
-New options; Autosaving options; "Testing" options renamed ("Stacking")
-Confirm staircases turned into a runtime option
-New plain_descriptions option (to split up show_labels)
-New auto_destroy option to destroy known worthless items without prompting
-New option to confirm wielding/wearing known cursed items
-Confirm staircases is a runtime option now
-Options menu reorganized. Zangband special options under a separate sub-menu
-Activate power command ('U'/'O') uses a menu now
-Total kill count option added in the 'knowledge' menu
-The display command can dump to file (command 'f')
-New texts added (into lib/file/) by firstname.lastname@example.org, for extra colour
-Gollum patch (by John May & 'Tim') implemented (slighty toned down version)
-Fixed a number of bugs in the object absorption code (also in store.c)
-2 new magic realms: Trump (teleport+summoning), Arcane (weak general purpose)
-The "Polymorph Self" is a bit less useless now
-Added chaos mutations
-Potion of New Life gets rid of all mutations (in addition to normal effect)
-Added (possible) activation effects for random artifacts
-Immunities are a _lot_ less common in random artifacts now
-Fixed (?) the bug which was causing the One Ring sometimes not being cursed
-Four new types of amulets to make amulets more interesting
-Feather Fall turned into Levitation (allows flying over trap doors)
-Object flags: NO_TELE (prevents teleporting), NO_MAGIC (no spells, high save)
-Added a very powerful new artifact, the Sword of the Dawn (as rare as Ringil)
-Two new races: Sprite (very weak & smart), Chaos Beastman (gain mutations)
-New class: High Mage (specializes in one realm, learns it really well)
-Warrior/Paladin/DeathKn gain xp for destroying deep books (all/non-Life/Life)
-Certain races gain no nutrition from food (they must use Satisfy Hunger)
-Chaos warriors gain resist chaos at lvl 30, resist fear at lvl 40
-Unencumbered monks gain free action at lvl 25
-Monks are more likely to attack with the highest level attack available now
-Added special breaths for Draconian Monks, Chaos Warriors and Warrior-Mages
-Monsters which use the same symbol sometimes appear in 'hordes'
-Everybody's favourite monster, 'the Unmaker', is far nastier now
-Some monsters are 'good' (as opposed to 'evil'), immune to holy fire
-Some monsters are sanity-blasting 'eldritch horrors'
-For fairnesses' sake, monsters can also have reflection & auras of fire/elec
-Certain monsters may resist teleportation
-Adjacent monsters which can teleport may follow you when you teleport
-Clones drop treasure nor objects
-The 'xxx curses' spells may actually make your equipment 'cursed'
-Added a new very powerful spell, Hand of Doom, for high level uniques
-Killing Amberites can be dangerous -- ever heard of the Amberite blood curse?
-The Serpent of Chaos is a bit tougher now
-Various minor fixes & cosmetic enhancements & new icons
-Lots of features by Paul Sexton:
* Major revision of the spell system (nature+death+chaos upgraded)
* Summoning spells for friendly monsters
* Charming spells to make new friends
* Wand of Lightning Bolts -> Tame Monster
* Two new races: Vampire & Spectre
* Mindcrafter class
* Potion smashing effects
* Cosmetic changes (character info screen)
-My own changes to the above:
* You may accidentally attack friends if blind, confused etc.
* No 'friendly uniques' can be summoned
* You must pay upkeep (mana) for friendly monsters
* Fixed the fatal "displacing crash" bug (caused by my own code)
* 'Friends' are also possible as Chaos rewards, artifact activation
-Dos version compiled with Robert Ruehlmann's SVGA graphics+windows code
-The option display_spell_flags works slightly better now (on windowed systems)
-Free Action _almost_ negates the paralyzing effect of 'ancient curse'
-Three new character classes: Warrior-Mage, Chaos Warrior and Monk
-Three new (protective) item flags: Reflection, Auras of Fire and Electricity
-Pattern Vaults implemented -- now any character can walk the Pattern
-The artifacts you create yourself will be *identified* when created
-Certain uniques may drop artifacts which 'belong' to them
-Patch (by Daniel Nash): Wizard mode command to create specific artifacts
-Patch (by Scott Bigham): Rods sort by recharging time left
-Fixed a missing break which was crippling the "Summon Kin" code
-Invulnerability no longer induces 'blindness' with graphics enabled
-Hopefully fixed the char dump so that it no longer requires fp math unit
-Certain ego items with digging actually receive + to digging
-Empty dark levels are a lot less common early on now
-Life magic Holy orb is resisted by non-evils (Hellfire works as before)
-Detect Treasure / Objects also detects Treasure / Object 'monsters'
-Only 'Assassins' (Rogues with Death magic) get a poisoned weapon when created
-Warriors get the extra shots later than rangers
-Lots of minor and cosmetic fixes
*Bugfix release: 2.0.6b:
-Compiled the dos binary so that it asks for no confirmation with stairs
-Birth.txt includes a description of monk attack types
-Chaos Warriors get 'nasty' rewards much less often now
-Fixed a missing break in self_knowledge
-Fixed the 'Tunneling bug'
-Quick-fixed the infamous 'two-eyed cyclopses bug' (for new characters)
-Fixed a minor display bug with equippy chars which did not update correctly
-The function calc_spells() should work a bit more logically now
-Caine and Hagen had their drops mixed; fixed.
-Dworkin may now carry the JoJ. Smeagol may still NOT carry the ... Ring
-Fixed the potion icon bug
-Also redrew / modified / added icons
-Stuff from 2.8.2, including:
* Auto-knowledge of standard ego item flags
* The new generic "knowledge" command
* Preserve artifacts when creation fails
* 'Synchronized' compact objects+monsters when saving
* The old z-term.c replaced with the new one
* Monsters stay visible as long as they are being detected
* (Other bug fixes already present, like the stacking bug fix)
-Fixed a bug which could cause teleport_player to hang the game
-Fixed the "This race has no bonus power." message bug (zombies, skeletons)
-Halflings can cook some food
-Klackon powers changed: they _become_ faster, activate to spit acid
-Dark Elves gain their power (magic missile) one level earlier now
-Most Chaos attack spells are a bit cheaper for mages
-Chaos loses Blink, new spell ('Wallbreaker') for chaotic wall destruction
-Death Ray (in Necronomicon) works a lot more often now
-Healing II replaced w/ 'Bless Weapon', of use to priests (artifacts resist)
-Blessings of the Grail is no longer 'heavily blessed' :)
-Explosive runes are no longer 'permanent rock'
-Self knowledge gives some info about your racial power now
-'Amber' skill rank (numeric value) is calculated differently now
-Inscribe '.' in a (non-cursed) teleporting item to prevent teleporting
-They will also not teleport you if have the disturb_other option set to FALSE
-Vampiric weapons can heal a maximum of 100 hp per round
-Random bow artifacts no longer get 'useless' (slay xxx) flags
-Immunities are somewhat less common in random artifacts
-The 'bias' code no longer produces arbitrary resistances for ego items
-Better random names for random artifacts
-Also, Julian Lighton's patch to fix crashes (w/ random artifacts) implemented
-Wand of Rockets identifies itself if used (like other wands)
-Scrolls of *identify* are a bit more common now
-*Identify* gives correct info about Fear Resistance in an item
-The temple buys blessed weapons
-A certain artifact which is not in a_info will be cursed when created
-Julian Lighton's ingenious new monster spell to summon 'relatives' added
-The boring Terminator monster replaced w/ Warriors of the Dawn (from Hawkmoon)
-Some of the highest level uniques can now summon Cyberdemons to help them
-Some of the Lovecraftian uniques have been boosted up a bit
-Some of the other uniques have been upgraded a bit as well
-Groo behaves in a more Grooish manner now
-Themis and Mnemosyne have the correct gender now
-Fixed a display bug (on a PC, w/ a shapechanger + no graphics)
-Again, more minor and cosmetic fixes
-Correct version display
-No less than 16 new player races (all new, although a few ideas are borrowed)
-Recharging True replaced w/ Explosive Rune (explodes only if you stand on it)
-Mages can choose Life magic (they are worse than paladins in it)
-Death Knights (variant of the Paladin class) added
-Warriors and Paladins become immune to fear at high levels
-Rogues also get a (much weaker) backstab attack against fleeing foes
-New vaults (vaguely based on ancient Egyptian tombs / temples)
-Small levels have (initially) less monsters now (related to the level size)
-More precautions to avoid (the rare) hangups when a small level is generated
-Fixed a bug with spell selection (cmd5.c)
-Rings of Flames etc. also give temporary resistance when activated
-Rings of Flames etc. show their activation info now when *identified*
-Weapons of fire will also work as light now
-Slightly better, 'smart' generation of random artifacts
-New summoning effects for 'wild magic'
-Level based bonus to the racial power activation test
-Ball of Radiation & Invoke Logrus (monster attacks) are functional now
-Radiation effects changed slightly
-A certain artifact which is not in a_info no longer gets RES_DISEN
-Minor changes to the PC font (hopefully for the better...)
-Slightly saner price calculation for random items
-Slightly better prompts ("recite which prayer" vs "cast which prayer")
-Other cosmetic and minor fixes
-Rings of Flames, Ice and Acid can now be activated (for an obvious effect)
-New vaults (some have their floor plans borrowed from Nethack)
-Cosmetic fixes (documentation)
-Game balance fixes
-Kharis no longer crashes the spoiler generation
-Evil jellies (like death molds and shoggoths) no longer show up in jelly pits
-Better 'speech' for uniques that are afraid (/lib/file/monfear.txt)
-Trump weapons can now also be activated for teleport
-Ego weapon damage dice loaded properly
-Amberites can now open doors, 'summon Amberites' no longer produces undead
-Monster special resistances fully implemented
-Grayswandir is a sabre now
-Rings of high resistance stack now (Lordly Protection doesn't)
-Fixed Rings of Extra Attacks
-Curing also cures hallucination
-Angels are fearless now
-Nature's Wrath (spell) damage upgraded
-Call Chaos sometimes produces highly destructive beams now
-Internal version Angband 2.8.1, fake version (Z 2.0.2) displayed for commands
-Finally updated (almost all of) the documentation!
-Fixed more bugs in v_info
-The stacking patch applied (fixes gold deleting all objects below it)
-Redraw mana / hp after using racial powers & receiving rewards
-Certain stationary monsters are fearless now
-Priests can choose Life or Death magic (not both) + 1 from S / N / C
-Some paladin prayers are slightly easier now
-Sorcery spells are now available earlier (to make the realm more competitive)
-Miscast Chaos spells may produce random "wild magic" effects
-Miscast Death spells may hurt the player
-Nature Awareness downgraded slightly
-'Produce food' (Nature spell) renamed to 'Foraging' (no real reason, though)
-Other cosmetic fixes+enhancements (Ball of Cold has no longer "Duration" :)
-Different colours for the special player symbol (level dependent)
-Nightwalker CAN_SPEAK moved to Raphael (where it belongs)
-Rotting corpses and malicious leprechauns have physical attacks now
-No more freebie attacks on unseen monsters in walls (digging must be used)
-Using certain aimed rods no longer randomly crashes the game
-Small levels should no longer cause alloc_monster to hang the game
-Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin no longer crashes the game
-Arcum Dagsson's code to support separate macro files for different realms
-Fixed a bug that prevented random resistances for some artifacts
-Fixed a bug which prevented the saving of random flags from certain items
-Better name-forming code for Random artifacts (created in Black Market)
-Better descriptions for unidentified objects (without show_labels)
-Equippy characters restored as an option by popular demand (I missed them too)
-Initial life rating display moved to a more logical place
-do_cmd_rerate will now be compiled even without wizard mode
-Rewards for killing wanted uniques are at least 250 gold (not 0 gold)
-Option to dump the 'final' screen (when you die)
-Nature Sense Surroundings upgraded to Nature Awareness
-Removed 'marginal' item generation from temple, added 3 * scroll of WoR
-Compile time option to display different player symbols (/race, /class)
-Fixed take_hit message for Scroll of Logrus (not "of Chaos")
-Fixed the major bug with spell remembrance/forgetting in xtra1.c
-Fixed the damage display for Frost Bolt
-Fixed "You can learn 1 new spells." in cmd5.c
-Magic traps are a bit less lethal early on
-Silly hallucination monsters (as in Nethack)
-Potion of Confusion -> Booze
-Alchemy now takes into account the amount of items (max still 30k / spell)
-Changes to options
-Genocide True replaced with Vampiric Branding
-Fixed a bug in v_info
-Items stolen by the agents of black market may show up in the Black market
-Racial intrinsics are a bit easier to use now
-New spell system (life, sorcery, nature, chaos, death magic)
-New monsters list (mostly from the older Zangband)
-User can_not_ set the colors of flavored objects (via pref files)
-Warriors get extra blows and shots, increased damage
-Rangers have a slightly better innate pseudo-id
-Last words, speaking uniques, rumors, warrants, error messages
-"Negative" level feelings
-New ego items and artifacts
-New object flags (VORPAL, CHAOTIC, VAMPIRIC, BRAND_POIS)
-Rogues start with a poisoned dagger and can backstab nasties
-xtra1.c, files.c: DUNADAN -> AMBERITE